Improving communication, language and literacy in the early years

Eileen Allpress, Director of Ipswich Research School, introduces the EEF's Preparing for Literacy guidance report and explains how this evidence is brought to life at Highfield Nursery School and Children’s Centre. […]

Posted on 15 June 2018
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New guidance on preparing for literacy

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published its latest guidance report, Preparing for Literacy, which reviews the best available research to offer early years professionals practical “do’s and don’ts” to make sure all children start school with the foundations they need to read and write well. […]

Posted on 15 June 2018
Posted in: Evidence

What did we learn from Leading Learning?

We've said it before: the best thing about being part of the Research Schools Network is the opportunity to collaborate with some of the best practitioners in the country, and we were thrilled to be able to do this with Leading Learning. The generosity within the Network - with both time and resources - was a real help, and we were particularly grateful to Alex Quigley from Huntington Research School for the time he gave us to talk through our plan for the three days. […]

Posted on 13 June 2018
Posted in: Blog, News

#NorRel June: Reading for Pleasure and co-operative learning

Sign up here for our June NorRel meeting. Free to attend, and all welcome. 20th June, 4pm at the Abbey Conference Centre. Our main speaker is Jon Biddle, an experienced Primary School teacher, who recently won the Egmont 2018 Reading for Pleasure Teacher Award. […]

Posted on 11 June 2018
Posted in: Events

So what does a Research Lead do? #REdRugby 2018

This is a brief summary of the ResearchEd talk by Vicki Barnett and Niki Kaiser from the Norwich Research School at Notre Dame. You can access a pdf of their slides here. […]

Posted on 11 June 2018
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Has a solution to retention been found?

Nikki Jones, Director of Shireland Research School, discusses the problem of retaining early career teachers in light of the EEF evaluation of RETAIN: a one-year professional development programme for early career teachers teaching in Key Stage 1. […]

Posted on 8 June 2018
Posted in: Blog